Qujaku, the Hamamatsu based Japanese psychedelic group – previously known as The Piqnic, have announced that they are to release a self-titled LP via So I Buried Records. ‘Qajaku’, their first album release since 2015’s ‘ZyouK’, have since spent the three years releasing three EP’s (‘KEIREN’, ‘H’ and ‘S’), whilst touring heavily throughout the UK and Europe, performing at various major European festivals including Fat Out Fest, Focus Wales and Raw Power. Through sounds that reverberate Japanese underground legends such as Keiji Haino and Les Rallizes Denudes, they often enticed crowds with their signature gothic styled melodies and bizarre, almost modern, tones of psychedelia.
Qajaku’s self-titled album is due for release on 16th August and will be available on vinyl format, which is limited to five-hundred copies. To coincide with this release, the group also announced a brief European tour which will take place over the summer, where they will performing at select shows throughout Europe and the UK.
16th August – Nottingham, UK / JT Soar
17th August – York, UK / The Crescent
18th August – Newcastle, UK / Head of Steam
19th August – Preston, UK / The PPL
22nd August – Birmingham, UK / Hare and Hounds
24th August – Cardiff, UK / HUB Festival
25th August – Leeds, UK / Chunk
26th August – Bristol, UK / The Old England
27th August – Brighton, UK / Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
28th August – Gent, BE / Trefpunt
31st August – Frankfurt, DE / ExZess
1st September – La Tour-de-Peilz, CH / Nox Orae Festival